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How to Plan Any Trip (But in this Post, I'm Planning NYC)* i dream of travel contains affiliate links to sites I love. If you use the links to purchase anything, I will receive compensation at no cost to you. Whew-hoo!
On a whim I bought tickets to see Taylor Swift at MetLife Stadium this summer.  So, apparently we are now headed to NewYork for a summer vacation!  Here's a look at how I am planning for this trip, which is how I tackle all my travel planning. 



Start with Instagram- I must admit most of the  accounts I follow on Instagram are not friends and family (isn't that what FB is for?).  I follow travel accounts- either people who travel or places far away I want to visit one day or have visited in the past.  As soon as I know a trip is in my future, I search Instagram for accounts to help me plan my trip.  Doing this helps me discover unique things to do, where the locals go, where to eat and for any trip with my teen daughters, the best photo opps for social media. …
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ISO Southern Charm? Head to Charleston, SC
i dream of travel contains affiliate links to sites I love. If you use the links to purchase anything, I will receive compensation at no cost to you. Whew-hoo!
Charleston is the quintessential southern town.  It was founded in 1670, which is not too shabby for this young country.  When you go, like all destinations, plan to be part tourist, part local.  It’s the only way to do it. 

Before you Go:
1) As you pick your dates of travel, know that tourist season is spring and summer.  But let’s be honest, this is not like planning around summertime at Disney World.  What's more important to know is that hot, humid, sweaty season is July to sometimes as late as October.  So plan accordingly. 
2) When booking a hotel, know that the main corridors are Calhoun Street, Meeting Street, Broad Street, and East Bay Street. These four streets take you in a large loop around the main spots.  King Street runs parallel to this loop and is the main shopping st…